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Re: [SCIRUN-USERS] scirun 5 question

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  • From: Dan White <>
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  • Subject: Re: [SCIRUN-USERS] scirun 5 question
  • Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:55:52 -0600

This same issue actually came up in a recent testing lunch, and we'll improve this usability problem soon. There's a new ViewScene control scheme, in addition to the "legacy" control scheme, that's probably easier to use on a trackpad, but it's not documented yet and hard to find. If you click the Configure button at the top of the ViewScene window, a dialog comes up. In the Controls tab, there is a combo box for choosing your control scheme.

"Legacy" should match up with SCIRun 4:
- Left-click drag / one-finger trackpad click & drag = Pan
- Right-click drag / two-finger trackpad click & drag = Zoom
- Option key + left-click / one-finger click & drag = Rotate
The last one, Rotate, appears to be broken now. It might work if you connect a mouse and use the "middle mouse button," but Macs don't usually support those anyway.

"New" mouse control matches ImageVis3D, and we encourage everyone to use this option:
- Left-click drag / one-finger trackpad click & drag = Rotate
- Right-click drag / two-finger drag = Pan
- Scroll-wheel / two-finger vertical swipe on a Mac trackpad = Zoom

We'll clean up these issues in an upcoming release.

On 6/1/2015 6:17 AM, Peter Johnston wrote:

I guess I am missing something obvious, but the only thing I can do with the scirun 5 viewer is pan. I don’t seem to be able to zoom or rotate. I am using a mac laptop and am running scirun 5 version alpha-T. 

Any help much appreciated.




Assoc. Prof. Peter Johnston
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Head of Applied Mathematics Phone (07) 3735 7748
School of Natural Sciences      Fax   (07) 3735 7773
Griffith University
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